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Student Life

Office of Student Life

The Office of Student Life is responsible for the personal development of students on campus.  At BridgeValley, we believe that the leadership experience and social engagement gained outside the classroom is just as important to a student's college experience as what they learn inside the classroom.  It is Student Life's responsibility to provide quality campus programming to enrich the lives of our students and we do that by hosting campus events and activities, promoting nearly 20 student organizations, and providing community service opportunities year-round.  


The Office of Student Life works closely with the Student Government Association (SGA) to schedule a variety of campus events throughout the academic year.  Every fall and spring, the SGA sponsors Welcome Week, CLUB RUSH, Midterm Madness, and Finals Fuel Up. Additional events in the fall include a Family Night, a Chili Cook-Off, Boo Bash Halloween celebration, and trivia nights.  Spring events include a second Family Night and a bus trip to New York City, and Grad Bash to celebrate the graduating class.  Other student organizations sponsor activities and events as well.  All event notices are posted on the website calendar and are included in the electronic student newsletter which is distributed every Monday during the academic year.


Throughout the year, the Office of Student Life will share community service opportunities with students via email.  These opportunities have been approved by BridgeValley and are applicable for use with the WV INVESTS Grant and other college requirements.  For more information on the Community Service Policy and to obtain the proper documenting forms, please visit the Community Service tab. 


Beyond campus events, the Office of Student Life is home to the Student Ambassadors program.  As an Ambassador, students serve as official goodwill representatives of BridgeValley, available to assist their peers with questions, conduct campus tours, staff information tables, guide new students at orientation, and help with event planning.  For more information or to obtain an application, please visit the Student Ambassadors page


The college has a variety of campus organizations and special interest groups open to its students.  For detailed information about our student organizations, including contact information, please use the links on the left. Can’t find a club that suits your interests?  Petition to start a new organization!  For more information, please refer to the Student Organization Handbook (link below) or contact James McDougle, Associate Vice President of Student Engagement, (304) 205 6710 or James.[email protected].

The BridgeValley Student Organization Handbook is a resource guide for student organization members and their advisors.  In addition to information on recognition and planning/scheduling events, the document contains policies concerning publicity, guest speakers and hazing.  As campus groups reflect the values and attitudes of our academic community, student groups are expected to be familiar with and conduct themselves in accordance with the Student Code of Conduct as well as policies outlined in this document.

Frequently Used Forms


The Discount List is a listing of several local businesses that offer a discount to students. To qualify, simply present your BridgeValley ID at their location.  If you need a student ID, drop by 012 Main on the South Charleston campus or 401 Davis Hall in Montgomery.  If you know of a business that may be interested in participating, please contact James McDougle, Associate Vice President of Student Engagement, (304) 205 6710 or James.[email protected].

The Student Government Association partners with the WV Symphony Orchestra to provide free tickets to the WVSO "Pops" and "Symphonic" concert series. Simply present your BridgeValley ID at the Box Office before the show. For the complete schedule and details about each performance, visit 

For more information, please contact:

James McDougle, Associate Vice President for Student Engagement / Dean of Students
Room 032-D Building 2000
[email protected]